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Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Academy West Point N.Y.

August 24. 1853.

Genl:

The following named Cadets request permission to receive the articles set opposite their names from their friends—which requests are recommended for favorable consideration. viz:

CadetClossenUnderclothing
    “RuddUniform shoes
    “J. C. WalkerWriting desk—Shaving case—Socks & Gloves

I am very respectfully Sir, Your obedt Servt

Sigd. Geo. W. Cullum
Capt. U.S. Engineers
Supt. Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 47. Addressed “General: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”

George W. Cullum signed this letter on behalf of Lee.